Anna and the King (1999) short review

Chow Yun-Fat is fabulous, Jodie Foster is lackluster in this retelling of the “true” story behind the King and I. The 1860s costumes are quite well done. Worth one watch but that’s it.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.